For Immediate Release
New classroom block at Zamrama Line in Accra to boost teaching and learning
More than 700 students are to begin their studies in a newly built three-story classroom block at Zamrama Line cluster of schools in Laterbiokoshie in Accra. This 18-unit classroom block will provide sufficient classrooms to allow all students in the schools to access the full day’s period of teaching and learning, and reduce the double shift system within the Accra metropolis.
The U.S. Government through the Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to build the Zamrama Line cluster of schools block and three other 18-unit classroom blocks at Salvation Army in Mamprobi, Kotobabi Abavana, and Okpoti in Dansoman. USAID provided US$2.3 million for the four classroom blocks. Part of these funds was used to purchase equipment and tools to maintain the new facilities. The AMA provided essential counterpart funding, which included the provision of land, geotechnical and geomantic surveys as well as project management, and supervision.
The Zamrama Line classroom block and the three others were designed to include libraries and science and computer laboratories. In addition to the modern facilities, which are disability-friendly, USAID provided basic classroom and office furniture and the AMA is ensuring that the libraries and laboratories are equipped.
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman (Minister of Education), Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije (Mayor of Accra), Ms. Natasha de Marcken (Director of USAID’s Office of Education) and Ms. Marisol Perez (USAID/Ghana Education Office Director) inaugurated the Zamrama Line classroom block on March 27, 2014.
The United States is committed to its long-term partnership with the government, educators, and parents to help all of Ghana’s children access quality education and establish the foundation for a bright and prosperous future.
Last updated: June 20, 2014